Louis Schiavo was born in Corsica in 1939 and worked as a fisherman on the island whilst painting. Initially he exhibited his paintings ans sculpture in Corsica from 1959, but from 1963 he exhibited in France in Nice, Paris 1971 and also tolouse whilst still exhibiting in his native Corsica. In 1976 he won a prize at the Grand Prix d` Art Contemporain. In 1989 he exhibited in Canada and then Tunisia having an exhibition at the Musee des Beaux Artes in 1977. He has continued to work and exhibit and his contemporary works are available via the Saatchi gallery.